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rostrātus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.having a beak, hook, or crooked point; beaked, curved at the end, rostrated: “falces,Col. 2, 20, 30: “vectis,Plin. 18, 18, 48, § 171: “navis,Cic. Inv. 2, 32, 98; Suet. Caes. 63; Auct. B. Afr. 23; cf. “prora,Plin. 9, 30, 49, § 94; and: “impetus liburnicarum,id. 10, 23, 32, § 63: rostrata corona = navalis corona, a crown ornamented with small figures of beaks of ships, given to him who first boarded the enemy's vessel, Plin. 16, 4, 3, § 7; 22, 3, 4, § 6.— Hence, in poet. transf.: “(Agrippae) Tempora navali fulgent rostrata coronā,Verg. A. 8, 684; so, “too, Columna rostrata,a column erected in the Forum, to commemorate the naval victory of Duilius in the first Punic war, which was adorned with the beaks of the conquered vessels, Liv. 42, 20, 1; Quint. 1, 7, 12 (cf. Plin. 34, 5, 11, § 20; Sil. 6, 663); “also in the order rostrata columna,Suet. Galb. 23; “v. the parts of the inscription on this column still extant (one of the oldest monuments of Latin literature), with modern restorations,Inscr. Orell. 549.
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